I wasn’t sure what I intended doing with them when I scooped them up but I did know that I needed them. Last night I decided to take all of the Valspar brand swatches and write a whimsical activity on each that I like to do when I’m feeling down or need a pick me up.
Then I hole punched the cards and slid a key ring through them. Here are some pictures of the finished product, the list of ideas, and some pictures of me doing the activities:
+ explore a dead end
+ a photo you find inspiring
+ write a letter
+ play with sidewalk chalk
+ dance somewhere
+ wear a tutu (and bold lipstick)
+ make a list that requires thinking & creativity
+ create something with glitter
+ go on a drive with the windows down
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen done with paint swatches?
I always think about grabbing a bunch of paint swatches when I’m at Lowe’s or wherever, but then I feel all awkward, like I’m going to be yelled at by the staff for taking free stuff. I’ve also heard of people getting the wallpaper sample books for free after the new ones have come in, but I don’t have the courage to do that either. I’m apparently too wimpy to be a true artist. 🙂
Ah! You should just do it! They seriously don’t care. The first time I did it I was a bit hesitant and I try not to take a lot of the cool glittery and textured swatches because those must be more expensive to produce but the plain colors I just load up on! Go do it now!! WalMart, Lowe’s, and Home Depot are great places to do it at.